[adrotate block="1"]

Widgetized Section

Go to Admin » Appearance » Widgets » and move Gabfire Widget: Social into that MastheadOverlay zone

Michaela Angela Davis Says African American Ratchet Reality Shows Need To Go

Former Essence writer and activist Michaela Angela Davis has announced a new campaign geared toward improving how black women are portrayed in mainstream media. “The Bury The Ratchet” campaign targets black women that live in the Atlanta, GA area. Davis feels that because of reality shows like “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”, that depict African-American women as gold-diggers, there is a need to place more focus on the less ratchet. “The goal is to get the spotlight off the ratchetness and on the successful women in Atlanta.”

Davis plans to hold a symposium at Spelman College in March 2013, that will involve African American leaders analyzing the effects of television on black culture. After that, “Bury The Ratchet” will then create public service announcements demonstrating how black women feel about how they are portrayed in the media. “ We want to change the mind of young women who absorb these images. The first thing we are doing is giving them a voice.”

Davis was the founding fashion director for Vibe magazine and she was the last editor-in-chief of Honey magazine. Davis has written for several projects over the past few years, including Everything But The Burden: What White People Are Taking From Black Culture and Beloved: Baby Scrapbook and Journal. She is also the leader of “Mad Free” , a community of revolutionary women whose purpose is to liberate the image of women.

 

 

 
Asa Lovechild is an accomplished actress and singer out of New York City.

Asa Lovechild Runs The Live Life Love Life Challenge Campaign

Follow @asalovechild

www.facebook.com/asaentertainmentgroup

www.asalovechildworld.com

 

 

15 Responses to Michaela Angela Davis Says African American Ratchet Reality Shows Need To Go

  1. Maxine Johnson

    July 23, 2013 at 1:14 am

    El Paso, TX Rashad Chisholm vs. Trayvon Martin
    The non-surprising verdict /not guilty for George Zimmerman is not misleading on how young black males are viewed.
    There are several cases here in El Paso, TX which reflects Trayvon Martin murder case. Rashad Chisholm (black male) is the victim of racial treatment here in El Paso, TX. Triumphed up charges against Rashad on 1st Degree Felony from pervious issues defending himself / two (2) fights (one (1) Caucasian (White) Male (Senior) (No charges / Rashad was the victim /footage capture on camera /Veterans Recreation Center (Sophomore) and one (1) Caucasian (Mexican) Male) (Senior) (No charges / the young man approached Rashad (Junior) requesting a dual over a young lady (Freshman) (Student Loses Ear/KFOXNEWS).
    El Paso, TX juridical system triumphed up charges against Rashad Chisholm:
    OCA – 11-346088 – Dec 12, 2011 – Incident / Investigation Report /ASSUALT CAUSES BODILY INJ.
    **Rashad Chisholm was training for Greater El Paso Football Showcase All Star Game (2011) at the time of the reported incident /document(s) of proof.
    OCA – 12-116258 – Apr 25, 2012 – – Incident / Investigation Report /POSS CS PG3 < 28G/Business Address: Vineyard Christian School / 6115 Transmountain (Rashad’s location time of written Incident/ Investigation Report Rashad was in the process of being booked for ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY. (See below)
    ???? May 15, 2012 POSS MAJIJ / Rashad Chisholm confinement (El Paso Police Annex day during the period of April 25 on or about May 25, 2012).
    Northeast Tactical Unit (Please review the Supplements statement of events dated: March 29, 2012).
    1. 20120D02440/12-089305 – Rashad Chisholm/Black Male/ held at El Paso Police Precinct / ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY / 120th District Court.(On June 6 2013 Rashad’s attorney name was removed from one (1) of the ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY and replaced with Attorney: DEFT TO HIRE (Incorrect information on docket) (Scheduled for Jury Trial).
    **NOTE: Rashad Chisholm graduated / scored well on SAT*** (Rashad had a promising future).
    Additional involved Persons: (Please review the Supplements statement of events dated: March 29, 2012).
    2. 20120D0295 – Angel Avalos / Caucasian Male /ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY/Case Dismissed May 8 2013 / 171st District Court. Rashad and Angel was together the night of the mentioned incident.
    3. 20120D02974 – Jesse Lopez/ Caucasian Male /ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY/Case Dismissed May 8 2013 / 171st District Court (Additional arrests prior to case dismissal).
    4. 20120D02973 – Raul Morales/ Caucasian Male /ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY/Case Dismissed May 8 2013 / 171st District Court.
    5.. 20120D02976 – Dominique Parks/Black Male/ ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY/(Additional arrests trialed in 171st District Court / 5 years – Institutional Division – TDCJ
    6.. 20120D02972 – Darcellas Parks/Black Male/ ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY/(Additional arrests trialed in 171st District Court / 7 years – Institutional Division – TDCJ
    7. 20120D02520 – Jacob Nolan/Caucasian (White Male)/ /ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY/41st District Court (Not scheduled for Jury Trial).
    May 7, 2013 AGG ROBBERY – On 7 May 2013 the Northeast Tactical Unit Charges Four in Two Craigslist Pepper Spray Robberies (El Paso, TX):
    1. At 8:30 a.m. Jamar Nieto and Jalen Jones worked together sprayed the victims face with Pepper Spray fleeing with the victim IPod;
    2. At 1:30 p.m. Jamar Nieto, Jalen Jones, Rashad Chisholm, and Destini Hunt somewhat same situation as above.
    Jamar Nieto, Rashad Chisholm, and Destini Hunt were charged with Aggravated Robbery on the above mentioned date. Jalen Jones was not charged for Aggravated Robbery nor placed under arrest. I must go public to discuss El Paso juridical system because of a prior case and everyone involved was arrested. I do not understand why Jalen Jones was not charged with Aggravated Robbery, he was involved in the 1st and 2nd incident to include any additional triumphed up charges against Rashad. I was informed there are additional charges against Rashad for the above mentioned date.
    Arrested 1: 19 year old Jamar NIETO/Black Male/Arrested/Charged
    Arrested 2: 19 year old Jalen JONES/Caucasian Male/ (69 day not charged/involved in every incident of robbery on May 7, 2013 to include AGG ROBBERY incident). The police report changed (have original document on hand).
    Arrested 3: 19 year old Rashad CHISHOLM /Black Male/Arrested/Charged / On or about June 20,2013 Rashad's Appendix ruptured while in confinement (El Paso Police Annex as of to date Rashad still have a drainage tube connected in his stomach, when he released from the medical center all drainage had stop (18 days later). The El Paso Police Annex refused to give him his medical information: June 29, 2013 emergency room and June 12, 2013 emergency room.
    Arrested 4: 19 year old Destini HUNT/Black Female/Arrested/Charged

  2. Maxine Johnson

    July 23, 2013 at 1:13 am

    El Paso, TX Rashad Chisholm vs. Trayvon Martin

    The non-surprising verdict /not guilty for George Zimmerman is not misleading on how young black males are viewed.

    There are several cases here in El Paso, TX which reflects Trayvon Martin murder case. Rashad Chisholm (black male) is the victim of racial treatment here in El Paso, TX. Triumphed up charges against Rashad on 1st Degree Felony from pervious issues defending himself / two (2) fights (one (1) Caucasian (White) Male (Senior) (No charges / Rashad was the victim /footage capture on camera /Veterans Recreation Center (Sophomore) and one (1) Caucasian (Mexican) Male) (Senior) (No charges / the young man approached Rashad (Junior) requesting a dual over a young lady (Freshman) (Student Loses Ear/KFOXNEWS).

    El Paso, TX juridical system triumphed up charges against Rashad Chisholm:

    OCA – 11-346088 – Dec 12, 2011 – Incident / Investigation Report /ASSUALT CAUSES BODILY INJ.

    **Rashad Chisholm was training for Greater El Paso Football Showcase All Star Game (2011) at the time of the reported incident /document(s) of proof.

    OCA – 12-116258 – Apr 25, 2012 – - Incident / Investigation Report /POSS CS PG3 < 28G/Business Address: Vineyard Christian School / 6115 Transmountain (Rashad’s location time of written Incident/ Investigation Report Rashad was in the process of being booked for ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY. (See below)

    ???? May 15, 2012 POSS MAJIJ / Rashad Chisholm confinement (El Paso Police Annex day during the period of April 25 on or about May 25, 2012).

    Northeast Tactical Unit (Please review the Supplements statement of events dated: March 29, 2012).

    1. 20120D02440/12-089305 – Rashad Chisholm/Black Male/ held at El Paso Police Precinct / ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY / 120th District Court.(On June 6 2013 Rashad’s attorney name was removed from one (1) of the ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY and replaced with Attorney: DEFT TO HIRE (Incorrect information on docket) (Scheduled for Jury Trial).

    **NOTE: Rashad Chisholm graduated / scored well on SAT*** (Rashad had a promising future).

    Additional involved Persons: (Please review the Supplements statement of events dated: March 29, 2012).

    2. 20120D0295 – Angel Avalos / Caucasian Male /ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY/Case Dismissed May 8 2013 / 171st District Court. Rashad and Angel was together the night of the mentioned incident.

    3. 20120D02974 – Jesse Lopez/ Caucasian Male /ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY/Case Dismissed May 8 2013 / 171st District Court (Additional arrests prior to case dismissal).

    4. 20120D02973 – Raul Morales/ Caucasian Male /ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY/Case Dismissed May 8 2013 / 171st District Court.

    5.. 20120D02976 – Dominique Parks/Black Male/ ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY/(Additional arrests trialed in 171st District Court / 5 years – Institutional Division – TDCJ

    6.. 20120D02972 – Darcellas Parks/Black Male/ ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY/(Additional arrests trialed in 171st District Court / 7 years – Institutional Division – TDCJ

    7. 20120D02520 – Jacob Nolan/Caucasian (White Male)/ /ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY/41st District Court (Not scheduled for Jury Trial).

    May 7, 2013 AGG ROBBERY – On 7 May 2013 the Northeast Tactical Unit Charges Four in Two Craigslist Pepper Spray Robberies (El Paso, TX):

    1. At 8:30 a.m. Jamar Nieto and Jalen Jones worked together sprayed the victims face with Pepper Spray fleeing with the victim IPod;

    2. At 1:30 p.m. Jamar Nieto, Jalen Jones, Rashad Chisholm, and Destini Hunt somewhat same situation as above.

    Jamar Nieto, Rashad Chisholm, and Destini Hunt were charged with Aggravated Robbery on the above mentioned date. Jalen Jones was not charged for Aggravated Robbery nor placed under arrest. I must go public to discuss El Paso juridical system because of a prior case and everyone involved was arrested. I do not understand why Jalen Jones was not charged with Aggravated Robbery, he was involved in the 1st and 2nd incident to include any additional triumphed up charges against Rashad. I was informed there are additional charges against Rashad for the above mentioned date.

    Arrested 1: 19 year old Jamar NIETO/Black Male/Arrested/Charged

    Arrested 2: 19 year old Jalen JONES/Caucasian Male/ (69 day not charged/involved in every incident of robbery on May 7, 2013 to include AGG ROBBERY incident). The police report changed (have original document on hand).

    Arrested 3: 19 year old Rashad CHISHOLM /Black Male/Arrested/Charged / On or about June 20,2013 Rashad's Appendix ruptured while in confinement (El Paso Police Annex as of to date Rashad still have a drainage tube connected in his stomach, when he released from the medical center all drainage had stop (18 days later). The El Paso Police Annex refused to give him his medical information: June 29, 2013 emergency room and June 12, 2013 emergency room.

    Arrested 4: 19 year old Destini HUNT/Black Female/Arrested/Charged

  3. Herman Hawkins Jr.

    January 1, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    REALITY TV MUST BE ERADICATED!